1: Ending the Opioid Epidemic Overview &The Importance of Overcoming Stigma
Ending the Opioid Epidemic Webinar Series: Webinar 1.
Title: Ending the Opioid Epidemic Overview and the Importance of Overcoming Stigma
The opioid epidemic began about 18 years ago and continues to necessitate public health focus as overdose deaths continue. In this webinar, participants will learn about the epidemic’s history, opioid use related stigma and the associated impacts of this stigma and the need to help all people realize the important treatment principle that opioid use disorder is a treatable chronic disease.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the current national trends in the opioid epidemic
- Define opioid use related stigma
- Explain the impacts of opioid use related stigma
- Identify solutions to the opioid epidemic
Renata Henry, M.Ed
Executive Director, Danya Institute
Project Director, Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
Principal Investigator for Central East's Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC)
Holly Hagle, PhD
Program Director/Assistant Research Professor in the Collaborative to Advance Health Services, University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Nursing and Health Studies
Co-Director of the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Coordinating Office(NCO)
Principal Investigator (PI) for the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) NCO
This webinar series is appropriate for physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers, public health practitioners, and other health professionals who would benefit from the information.
- Certificate of Attendance: This program is awarded 0.1 CEU/certificate of attendance from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health.
- Certified in Public Health Continuing Education (CPH-CE)
- Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®): MAR-PHTC is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour.
- Continuing Medical Education (CME): This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
- Continuing Nursing Education (CNE): The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- Social Work: This program is offered through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal.
Continuing Education credits issued for participation in CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of their state licensing board(s).
Planners have no conflicts of interest relative to this educational activity. Speaker disclosure information coming soon.
Ending the Opioid Epidemic Webinar Series
The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center have created a six-part interactive webinar series which has been designed to introduce diverse strategies for success in ending the opioid epidemic. Participants will hear from legal, social, medical, and community intervention experts in a strategy-gathering information exchange. The webinars will be an hour in length and will include Q&A as well as audience interaction via polling. We welcome you to join us for the entire series or for individual webinars such as this one!
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
- Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
- Pain management
- Opioid use disorder
- Cultural competence
- Stigma or discrimination